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    just wondering if it is necessary to buy a flash for outdoor photography during the night?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre_khoury View Post
    just wondering if it is necessary to buy a flash for outdoor photography during the night?
    No....but it wouldn't hurt.
    Depends on the available light, what you're shooting, aperture, shutter speed, lens selection.
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    More so aperture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre_khoury View Post
    just wondering if it is necessary to buy a flash for outdoor photography during the night?
    You are really going to have to give us a lot more details. I have shot at night with no flash.

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    This was available light and it was dark

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    sorry to bother you, but by any chance do you remember what settings and functions you used to take a shot like this?

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    Here I used for the first time the popup flash on my D5100

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    and here no

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    After many days taking pictures at night I came up with the idea for me that I don't need a flash.

    You can see many photos on this forum I've taken at night without flash and tripod.
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    Take a look at some photos I shot Night-performance out of a moving car at Bangkok
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre_khoury View Post
    sorry to bother you, but by any chance do you remember what settings and functions you used to take a shot like this?
    Exposure
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Shutter Speed: 15s
    Metering: Center-Weighted
    ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100
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    There are basically two realistic options for most night photography. High ISO, or long exposure - or a mixture of the two. High ISO is simply cranking up your ISO in order to take a 'normal' shot - either handheld or on a tripod. The downside of that is noise if you go too high. The other is best explained here: Article: Long exposure | ND Magazine - Fine Art Photography, Interviews with Photographers, Black & White, Long Exposure - although that is written for using a Neutral Density filter, the techniques are essentially the same. It's not noise-free, but usually you end up with less actual noise and just get a few spots from 'stuck' pixels. More info can be found (and a lot of it) by Googling 'Long Exposure' or 'Night Photography'. Read, Read, and read some more. Then go practice it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracsoft - Don Kuykendall View Post
    Exposure
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Shutter Speed: 15s
    Metering: Center-Weighted
    ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100
    Beautiful picture.
    Curious Don-
    Since you shot at 15secs am sure you had a tripod.
    Why did you choose f/2.8 instead of the sweet spot of the lens around f/8?





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